2.8 Poor
     
Portage, Indiana

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

Portage, Indiana



Portage, Indiana
Phone: (219) 762-7757

Sites: 926
Recent Rate: $29 9/2015

Latitude: 41.593878050034
Longitude: -87.202928066254

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $10.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 10.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The place is huge. Has pool, lake, tennis, everything. I'm sure it's a happening place in summer but very poorly maintained. Big potholes in the very bad travel roads. Mostly occupied by seasonal and permanent residents that have old decrepit RVs and misc structures. The only WiFi is at the main office. Grass is overgrown and our site was loaded with dog poop. But there is a big field where we threw a ball for the dogs. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
283
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for my son to have a good time at a campground designed for kids. Unfortunately, mini golf closed at 6:30. Which I understand, however, the pool was for 21 and up, and the main station smelled like a bar. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very run down. This mighta been a great place 35 years ago but it's obvious nothing has been reinvested in it. Way to many long-termers with all the junk that they accumulate if allowed to. Way to many old RVs that should be in the junk yard by now. The trailer next to me has a red tag hanging on the door. Streets are badly neglected. Jellystone Inc should pull any affiliation from this place. Surprised they haven't. We are here at the height of vacation season and took what was available. Otherwise we wouldn't have considered it. They charged $16.00 for electric and $16.00 for service for a four night stay on top of the $38. I requested a sat TV friendly site ahead of time and they accommodated me with that. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
704
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to Indiana Dunnes parks and bike trails.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

First night was horrible. We were right next to an extremely loud highway on one side and train on the other. We were far away from playgrounds, pools, etc. I requested we move the next night of our four night stay. That was much better but place is run down. The organized activities were not very organized. The Fathers Day craft for example only took 13 kids. There were triple that many kids there. So our kids got turned away along with several other kids. Had to pay for everything. Putt putt, crafts (if can even get in). Washer and dryer were decent but expensive at $1.50 per load. The lake was horrible. A tiny little area of the beach and water was roped off for swimming. It was not kept up at all and lifeguard acted like it was her punishment to be there. This place is big and could be very nice if they kept it up and seemed to care a little more about it. Was nothing like the website described. We made our own fun but would not stay there again. Oh, and picnic tables were such bad shape had to put towels on bench seats to avoid splinters and paint chips coming off on legs. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
261
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Best thing was the playground and it wasn't that great

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Rough place. It was a little scary pulling into Yogi. There is a sewage plant and run down mobile home parks right next to it. The staff was pleasant, but the park needs a lot of TLC. I am not a negative person, but I will NOT be staying here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is OK but in need of a lot of TLC. The trees need trimmed, grass cut, etc. There are a lot of fulltime residents at this park. The first site they gave up was right next to the freeway and quite noisy. We could not get satellite and were bummed. We cruised the park and picked out 4 or 5 sites that were empty and we liked so we asked to move and they said sure. The stay wasn't too bad then. We probably would not stay here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a huge campground that has a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it is located in a very bad (Run Down) area and has a very active train track on one side of the campground and a very busy 4 lane freeway located on the other side. The campground has 900 spaces with about 70% of them being privately owned. Most of them have one or two golf carts to run around in so the weekends are crazy. During the week it was not an issue. The trees and shrubbery need some serious pruning. The streets are very narrow and with the overgrown shrubbery and trees it makes it very hard to navigate large rigs through the park. The roads in the park are dirt and gravel but the park maintained them fairly well. There are some 50 Amp service sites but they are located near the freeway side of the park where it is very loud. We stayed here for one month and the price reflects the monthly rate. We would not stay here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Close to the National Park. Lots of year round campers that need cleaning. Wi Fi worked. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Usually, we feel we can count on the Yogi organization to provide a good experience. This park is close enough to Chicago to be useful, but has many, many full-time families in trailers, with very uneven maintenance of sites and facilities. The staff is also uneven in their friendliness and helpfulness, but the good ones try really hard. While we were here, there was an election for the Homeowners Board, and new pool umbrellas replaced the broken, unsightly ones overnight. Many owners really outdo themselves to create a lovely atmosphere with extensive landscaping, but the almost abandoned sites, or HUGE extended families living on other sites make it difficult to feel secure and safe in this environment when traveling with a family. We will not be staying here again. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The entrance to this campground is unsightly with many mobile homes. The campground itself, claims over 900 sites in Woodall's and most of them are for full-timers. Although not the best camping conditions, we had full hook-ups at a discounted rate, the grounds were clean and the staff was friendly. It is only a few miles from the train to visit Chicago. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

This was, by far the worse RV park we have ever stayed in. As we entered, on all sides were junky and messy and smelled of raw sewage. The sites were very hard to get into. There were many permanent sites and they were also junked up with outside paraphenalia. It was very noisy even after 10:00 pm. I would never recommend this park to even my worse enemy. As it was, we were attending a family reunion elsewhere in Munster, IN and did not have anywhere else that we could stay. Also $56 a night was excessive, even though it was over a holiday weekend. All in all, this park really sucked. I felt like I was staying in the ghettos. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst Jellystone I have ever seen. The majority live there in run down old campers. It is basically public housing for those that fell through the cracks. We pulled in, we looked around, we knew our kids would not be able to leave our sight and we knew we would have to sleep with a pistol to feel a little safe. And we left. After a 5 hour drive there, we left. We still have not gotten a refund, but at this point I'm just glad to have not spent more than 20 minutes there. The manager was "unavailable" to speak with. To me this park is a trailer park, not a campground and it is a huge blemish to the Jellystone name. I always thought Jellystone could be a trusted name no matter where it was, but I have lost all confidence after this experience. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

I was surprised at the price with the total disarray of this park. The front desk disconnected me twice, they gave us completely wrong directions to our site and the bathrooms were filthy. Dead bugs were everywhere and it was not cleaned during the 24 hours we were there. We are in a travel trailer and are on a 6 month road trip. This was the worst campground as of yet. I do not recommend. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is disgusting. It is flanked by a waste treatment plant, the freeway, and railroad tracks. You have to drive through a really shady neighborhood till you get to the park and this place is no better. It is a trailer park, not a campground and not an RV park. The restrooms are disgusting. The whole place is terrible and depressing. We stayed one night because it was the closest we could get to Chicago. Lost all our money, the manager said a check would be waiting for me when we got home and it has never arrived. DO NOT STAY HERE. Just keep on going. Worst place ever. My family and I traveled 20,000 miles last year in our Airstream and this was by far the worst RV park we visited. Doesn't even deserve one star. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This has to be the worst Jellystone I have ever stayed at. I was expecting many camping sites, but most (815 out of 926) were actually seasonal sites of which over half were run down and not taken care of. Old broken down Golf Carts and auto parts littered one site. The Trailer Park (as this is not a campground) is located between Highway 94 and some railroad tracks. Very noisy. They do not enforce their rules as people were partying, driving 4-Wheelers and Golf Carts, and dogs barking at 2 AM. Dogs were unleashed everywhere on seasonal sites. We went to the manager to complain and she told us if we didn't like it we could just leave. After a heated discussion we did get a full refund. We camped at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in a Travel Trailer.

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